- "At my previous job..." This is worthless. Did your previous company make airplanes? No? alright... move on.
- "Long story short..." You're a liar; you're about to go off on some random tangent for 13 minutes.
- "I've worked here for 30 years..." Wow. Why don't you retire? And guess what: if we want to call a "bug" a "defect"... its really not worth complaining about for 30 minutes.
My brain is slow and that's all I can think of right now. Can you think of other excuses to zone out in meetings?